Period
to 24 November 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5,740 13,089 18,088
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 18.74% 17.59% 19.18%
As % of the General category 44.92% 46.64% 48.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,473 9,117 12,954
Median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £495
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 130 240
Median hourly rate £30.98 £24.69 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.50% +2.85% +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £61.63 £52.29 £53.78
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -6.25% +6.67%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 12,778 28,063 37,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.73% 37.72% 39.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,269 18,287 24,823
Median daily rate £500 £495 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +2.06% +2.11%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 506 867 994
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% - -0.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.44 £12.35
90th Percentile £53.25 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +31.82% +3.53% -3.41%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 4,092 £525 -2.78% 954
North of England +4 477 £431 -4.22% 293
South East -4 413 £500 +5.26% 210
Midlands -2 254 £425 -5.56% 194
North West +2 252 £413 -8.33% 168
South West -2 235 £525 +16.67% 90
Yorkshire 0 197 £450 - 95
West Midlands -4 141 £427 +0.47% 119
East Midlands 0 103 £409 -13.95% 72
East of England -18 90 £450 +5.88% 95
North East -12 29 £425 +6.25% 30
South Coast +3 2 £250 -58.33%
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 1,736 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,272 (22.16%) Banking
3 1,132 (19.72%) Java
4 955 (16.64%) Python
5 916 (15.96%) SQL
6 863 (15.03%) AWS
7 803 (13.99%) Azure
8 731 (12.74%) JavaScript
9 706 (12.30%) Front Office
10 688 (11.99%) Asset Management
11 649 (11.31%) Change Management
11 649 (11.31%) Web Services
12 637 (11.10%) DevOps
13 609 (10.61%) Software Engineering
14 597 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
15 542 (9.44%) Fixed Income
16 538 (9.37%) Microsoft
17 532 (9.27%) SAP
18 517 (9.01%) Public Sector
19 512 (8.92%) Oracle
20 498 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
21 476 (8.29%) Derivative
22 474 (8.26%) Migration
23 473 (8.24%) React
24 461 (8.03%) Project Management
25 456 (7.94%) Docker
26 455 (7.93%) Digital Transformation Programme
26 455 (7.93%) SQL Server
27 452 (7.87%) Kubernetes
28 449 (7.82%) Programme Management

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 201 (3.50%) Confluence
2 159 (2.77%) Apache
3 118 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 110 (1.92%) Apache Spark
5 81 (1.41%) Red Hat Fuse
6 73 (1.27%) Mule
7 45 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 38 (0.66%) IIS
9 33 (0.57%) Skype for Business
9 33 (0.57%) WebLogic
10 30 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
11 29 (0.51%) CMS
12 25 (0.44%) JBoss
13 23 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
14 20 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
15 19 (0.33%) MS Exchange
15 19 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
15 19 (0.33%) WebSphere
16 14 (0.24%) Jupyter
16 14 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 263 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 155 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 108 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 75 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 64 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.26%) InVision
8 14 (0.24%) Sketch
9 6 (0.10%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.087%) Camtasia
10 5 (0.087%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.070%) Figma
11 4 (0.070%) UserZoom
12 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.052%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.035%) InDesign
13 2 (0.035%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.035%) Simulink
13 2 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 63 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
2 52 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 42 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 35 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
5 33 (0.57%) ION MarketView
6 32 (0.56%) Markit EDM
7 31 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
8 29 (0.51%) NetSuite
9 28 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
10 27 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 26 (0.45%) Eagle PACE
11 26 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
12 24 (0.42%) SAP FI
13 23 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
14 22 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
14 22 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
15 20 (0.35%) SAP CO
16 18 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
16 18 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
17 16 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 863 (15.03%) AWS
2 803 (13.99%) Azure
3 413 (7.20%) GCP
4 282 (4.91%) Serverless
5 224 (3.90%) AWS Lambda
6 171 (2.98%) Power Platform
7 164 (2.86%) Office 365
8 149 (2.60%) Amazon S3
9 138 (2.40%) Amazon ECS
10 129 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
11 119 (2.07%) GitHub
12 104 (1.81%) PaaS
13 98 (1.71%) SaaS
14 97 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
15 95 (1.66%) OpenShift
16 79 (1.38%) Apigee
17 69 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
18 64 (1.11%) IaaS
19 61 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
20 58 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 157 (2.74%) Firewall
2 88 (1.53%) DNS
3 60 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 54 (0.94%) WAN
5 46 (0.80%) Skype
6 42 (0.73%) Internet
7 41 (0.71%) HTTP
7 41 (0.71%) LAN
7 41 (0.71%) Network Security
8 40 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 39 (0.68%) DHCP
10 34 (0.59%) SAN
10 34 (0.59%) SSL
10 34 (0.59%) VPN
11 30 (0.52%) BGP
12 29 (0.51%) Wireless
13 28 (0.49%) VoIP
14 23 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
15 22 (0.38%) Multicast
16 21 (0.37%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 182 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
3 153 (2.67%) MySQL
4 151 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 146 (2.54%) Relational Database
6 139 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
6 139 (2.42%) Power BI
7 126 (2.20%) Big Data
8 114 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 109 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
10 99 (1.72%) MongoDB
11 96 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 92 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
13 84 (1.46%) Oracle Database
14 64 (1.11%) Tableau
15 63 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 62 (1.08%) RDBMS
17 61 (1.06%) Hadoop
18 55 (0.96%) Data Lake
19 50 (0.87%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 350 (6.10%) Jenkins
2 304 (5.30%) JIRA
3 268 (4.67%) Git (software)
4 125 (2.18%) Artifactory
5 106 (1.85%) Maven
6 97 (1.69%) GitLab
7 63 (1.10%) JUnit
8 59 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 57 (0.99%) Cucumber
9 57 (0.99%) Selenium
10 53 (0.92%) RStudio
10 53 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
11 50 (0.87%) Bitbucket
12 46 (0.80%) TeamCity
13 40 (0.70%) Subversion
14 35 (0.61%) Mockito
15 30 (0.52%) webpack
16 28 (0.49%) Visual Studio
17 27 (0.47%) Cypress.io
18 25 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,272 (22.16%) Banking
2 706 (12.30%) Front Office
3 517 (9.01%) Public Sector
4 447 (7.79%) Telecoms
5 445 (7.75%) Marketing
6 412 (7.18%) Manufacturing
7 376 (6.55%) Investment Banking
8 353 (6.15%) Electronics
9 194 (3.38%) Financial Institution
10 133 (2.32%) Legal
11 130 (2.26%) Retail
12 111 (1.93%) Back Office
13 68 (1.18%) Retail Banking
14 55 (0.96%) Law
15 38 (0.66%) Advertising
16 37 (0.64%) Billing
17 34 (0.59%) Local Government
18 29 (0.51%) General Ledger
19 21 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
20 18 (0.31%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1,597 (27.82%) Developer
2 813 (14.16%) Analyst
3 465 (8.10%) Architect
4 432 (7.53%) Java Developer
5 367 (6.39%) Business Analyst
5 367 (6.39%) Project Manager
6 354 (6.17%) Consultant
7 296 (5.16%) Software Engineer
8 256 (4.46%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 238 (4.15%) Python Developer
10 194 (3.38%) AWS Engineer
11 187 (3.26%) AWS Developer
12 185 (3.22%) Senior Developer
13 163 (2.84%) JavaScript Developer
14 157 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
15 141 (2.46%) Python Engineer
16 140 (2.44%) React Developer
17 127 (2.21%) DevOps Engineer
17 127 (2.21%) Java Engineer
18 126 (2.20%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 649 (11.31%) Web Services
2 473 (8.24%) React
3 424 (7.39%) AngularJS
4 364 (6.34%) .NET
5 275 (4.79%) Node.js
6 243 (4.23%) Spring
7 238 (4.15%) HTML
8 219 (3.82%) REST
9 216 (3.76%) Vue.js
10 183 (3.19%) CSS
10 183 (3.19%) Kafka
11 158 (2.75%) Spring Boot
12 141 (2.46%) Middleware
13 123 (2.14%) gRPC
14 122 (2.13%) XML
15 116 (2.02%) JSON
16 109 (1.90%) RESTful
17 99 (1.72%) ASP.NET
18 95 (1.66%) .NET Core
18 95 (1.66%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 542 (9.44%) Fixed Income
2 476 (8.29%) Derivative
3 412 (7.18%) Equities
4 406 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
5 352 (6.13%) Hedge funds
6 341 (5.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 217 (3.78%) User Experience
8 166 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
9 141 (2.46%) Management Information System
10 106 (1.85%) Data Centre
11 80 (1.39%) Mobile App
12 70 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
12 70 (1.22%) Virtual Team
13 68 (1.18%) Public Cloud
14 67 (1.17%) Credit Risk
15 66 (1.15%) Blog
15 66 (1.15%) Market Risk
16 63 (1.10%) NHS
17 61 (1.06%) Data Structures
18 56 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 368 (6.41%) Linux
2 354 (6.17%) Windows
3 147 (2.56%) Unix
4 98 (1.71%) Windows 10
5 82 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 76 (1.32%) Android
7 66 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 42 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (0.59%) Windows 7
9 34 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
11 21 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (0.31%) Solaris
13 15 (0.26%) AIX
14 14 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
15 12 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.17%) CentOS
16 10 (0.17%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.16%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,736 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
2 688 (11.99%) Asset Management
3 649 (11.31%) Change Management
4 637 (11.10%) DevOps
5 609 (10.61%) Software Engineering
6 597 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
7 498 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 474 (8.26%) Migration
9 461 (8.03%) Project Management
10 455 (7.93%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 449 (7.82%) Programme Management
12 434 (7.56%) Microservices
13 431 (7.51%) Investment Management
14 382 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
14 382 (6.66%) Scrum
15 359 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
16 352 (6.13%) Analytics
17 293 (5.10%) Risk Management
18 269 (4.69%) TDD
19 267 (4.65%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,132 (19.72%) Java
2 955 (16.64%) Python
3 916 (15.96%) SQL
4 731 (12.74%) JavaScript
5 335 (5.84%) C#
6 216 (3.76%) Kotlin
7 155 (2.70%) TypeScript
8 140 (2.44%) C++
9 139 (2.42%) PowerShell
10 131 (2.28%) C
11 128 (2.23%) Java 8
12 127 (2.21%) R
13 96 (1.67%) Scala
14 80 (1.39%) T-SQL
15 76 (1.32%) VBA
16 67 (1.17%) Perl
17 65 (1.13%) Bash Shell
18 59 (1.03%) Shell Script
19 50 (0.87%) PL/SQL
20 38 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 326 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 276 (4.81%) Degree
3 217 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 84 (1.46%) DV Cleared
5 81 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (1.17%) CCNP
7 65 (1.13%) CISSP
8 55 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 42 (0.73%) PMI Certification
10 38 (0.66%) CCIE
11 34 (0.59%) PMP
12 32 (0.56%) CISM
13 29 (0.51%) CISA
13 29 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
14 27 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 25 (0.44%) Master's Degree
16 23 (0.40%) CIMA
16 23 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
16 23 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 21 (0.37%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (3.17%) QA
2 100 (1.74%) PMO
3 89 (1.55%) SLA
4 83 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 56 (0.98%) GDPR
6 51 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 49 (0.85%) NIST
8 26 (0.45%) IFRS
9 23 (0.40%) PSD2
10 22 (0.38%) COREP
11 21 (0.37%) COBIT
12 19 (0.33%) MiFID
13 18 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 17 (0.30%) PCI DSS
14 17 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 13 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 12 (0.21%) JSP 440
17 11 (0.19%) RMADS
18 10 (0.17%) FINREP
19 9 (0.16%) P3O
System Software
1 456 (7.94%) Docker
2 185 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 93 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
5 24 (0.42%) VMware NSX
6 22 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (0.26%) XenApp
8 14 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.23%) vSphere
10 12 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.16%) GlusterFS
11 9 (0.16%) HDFS
12 8 (0.14%) Firmware
13 7 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.10%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.070%) Xen
16 3 (0.052%) KVM
17 2 (0.035%) Time Sharing Option
17 2 (0.035%) zsh
Systems Management
1 452 (7.87%) Kubernetes
2 243 (4.23%) Terraform
3 162 (2.82%) Ansible
4 73 (1.27%) SCCM
5 65 (1.13%) Puppet
6 54 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
7 44 (0.77%) Prometheus
8 38 (0.66%) Grafana
9 33 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
10 29 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
11 25 (0.44%) FortiGate
12 23 (0.40%) Consul
12 23 (0.40%) Istio
13 21 (0.37%) Kibana
14 19 (0.33%) Salt
15 18 (0.31%) SCOM
16 17 (0.30%) Control-M
17 16 (0.28%) logstash
18 15 (0.26%) Packer
19 13 (0.23%) Rancher
Vendors
1 538 (9.37%) Microsoft
2 532 (9.27%) SAP
3 512 (8.92%) Oracle
4 244 (4.25%) Google
5 163 (2.84%) Cisco
6 135 (2.35%) VMware
7 118 (2.06%) Splunk
8 115 (2.00%) Bloomberg
9 109 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
10 86 (1.50%) IBM
11 66 (1.15%) F5
12 63 (1.10%) ServiceNow
13 57 (0.99%) Atlassian
14 55 (0.96%) Murex
15 54 (0.94%) Citrix
15 54 (0.94%) Sybase
16 50 (0.87%) AppDynamics
17 49 (0.85%) Red Hat
18 47 (0.82%) Juniper
19 45 (0.78%) ION Trading